House destroyed in afternoon fire

The scene of the fire at Kpg Semerah Padi

By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, April 10: A double-storey house at Kampung Semerah Padi was destroyed in an afternoon fire here today.

The Fire and Rescue Department immediately dispatched firefighters from Petra Jaya and Padungan to the scene after receiving the distress call at 1pm.

“Fire fighters managed to put the fire under control but the fire razed about 80 per cent of the house,” the department said in a statement.

The incident affected four families consisting of 20 people who stayed under the same roof.


No injuries were reported in the incident. — DayakDaily